undergraduate LSAT index

<p>Anyone know where this can be found?
It lists the average LSAT from each undergraduate institution.</p>

<p>You can find this information out at the career services office or from the pre-law advisor at your college.</p>

<p>I checked it out, and my school's is a 163, but how does that compare to the rest of the schools in the US?</p>

<p>...and why does this matter?</p>

<p>That is very high, you undoubtedly go to a top 20 school.</p>


<p>First, if you don't already know it, the rules for this site say that you can not post the name of a competing site. Joe (one of the regular posters here) and I discovered that this policy also applies to PMs. So, it's out there in cyberspace. Look. </p>

<p>Second, some law schools DO take grade inflation into account in admissions. They measure grade inflation by comparing the median gpa as calculated by the LSDAS OF THOSE APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL ( NOT the median gpa the college itself reports) with the median LSAT of students from that college. </p>

<p>In other words, they assume that in a theoretical world, if everyone went to the same college, in the AGGREGATE, the "kids"--to me--who did well on the LSAT would be the same "kids" who did well in college. </p>

<p>Here's how it works. The LSAT is graded from 120 to 180. Drop the one. Divide by 20. That gives you a # comparable to a gpa. With me? No? It gives you a number between 1.0 (or a D) for a 120 to a 4.0 (or an A) for a 180. </p>

<p>So, if all schools were created equal, IN THE AGGREGATE, the "kids" who have a gpa of 3.0 should have a LSAT of 160. (Multiply by 20 and put a 1 in front.) </p>

<p>That's why, despite all the nasty cracks on this board about "grade inflation" at the Ivies, it doesn't hurt their students. Indiana U. is a LOT more grade inflated using this test than any Ivy. (I'm just using IU as an example. ) Its median gpa is above a 3.0 and its median LSAT is below a 160. </p>

<p>UChicago--where all the students complain how tough grading is--is viewed as more grade inflated than Yale. Why? Because while the median gpa at UChicago is lower than that at Yale, the median LSAT is as well and the discrepency between median gpa is less than the discrepency between the median LSAT score at the two schools.</p>

<p>So, it does matter at SOME law schools. It tends to matter most for "kids" who go to "no name" colleges. If a law school admissions committee isn't familiar with a particular college, it might look at the median gpa of LAW SCHOOL APPLICANTS to the median LSAT of those candidates to get a rough idea of how grade inflated the school is. </p>

<p>Harvard may be viewed as having "grade inflation" on this board, but the median LSAT is year after year, higher than that of any other college. So, using the measure that LSDAS uses, it isn' t really grade inflated.</p>

<p>I am not having any luck for finding the info referred to here: an index indicating grade inflation college by college by contrasting GPA and LSAT scores for each college's law school applicants. How about some hint as to what to look for if a link or site identity can't be provided. What terms would you run a search for that might lead you there?</p>

<p>I think most top schools would average about 161-164 in LSAT. It is probably not feasible to have a totally accurate index due to difference in reporting methods. Some schools report the LSAT for applicants wheras others report the average for. Some schools also report LSATs for alumni while other only report it for seniors.</p>

<p>If you really want to see how you compare to middle 50% ranges of law schools, go here and put in your GPA and LSAT score: <a href="http://officialguide.lsac.org/UGPASearch/Search3.aspx?SidString=%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://officialguide.lsac.org/UGPASearch/Search3.aspx?SidString=&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>You will get a list of every law school shwing its 50% ranges and where you stand in relation to them. Note, this comparison comes from tghe LSAC site, the folks that administer the LSAT.</p>